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Sweet Delight: Gulab Jamun


Desserts like Gulab Jamun need no introduction; it is one of the most loved Indian sweet dishes. From marriages to birthdays, we all love our bite of the soft and juicy jamuns immersed in a pool of sugar syrup. It is definitely a dish made in the aisles of heaven to satisfy our eruptive cravings.

Ingredients

For Gulab jamun
1 cup milk powder
1/4 cup flour or maida
1 teaspoon oil
A pinch of salt
A pinch of baking soda
1-2 tablespoon curd
Blanched pistachio or almond slices for garnishing

For sugar syrup
2 cups water
1 1/2 cup sugar
3-4 green cardamoms
A pinch of saffron
1 teaspoon rosewater

Procedure

Making Sugar Syrup
  1. Take water, sugar, cardamom, and saffron in a pan.
  2. Heat this solution over the medium flame and cook until it turns little sticky. It will take around 8-10 minutes to reach the required consistency, and then turn off the flame. There should be no thread formation in the solution.
  3. Pour rose water in the sugar solution. Stir and keep aside.
Making Dough
  1. Take a bowl and put milk powder, maida and soda. Mix it well.
  2. Then add oil and curd. Mix well so that the oil evenly mixes with the milk powder. Keep on adding the curd until you get a soft sticky mixture.
  3. Dough shouldn’t be crumbly or dry. If it is so, add more curd.
  4. The mixture should be soft. Do not over mix as it may result in the formation of gluten, turning jamun dense and making the sugar syrup unable to absorb in it.
  5. Rub small amount of oil in your hands and make smooth balls from the dough. Do not make larger balls as it increases its size after deep frying. Now, dip them into sugar syrup.
Making Gulab Jamun
  1. Heat oil in a pan for deep frying over medium flame. You can use Hudson canola oil for deep frying as it is a less absorbent and high smoke point oil, which makes it ideal for deep frying purposes.
  2. Add the jamun balls and fry them to get even color. Keep stirring continuously and carefully.
  3. When jamun turns golden, remove the slotted spoon and add jamuns to the sugar syrup.
  4. Soak them in sugar syrup for at least 1-2 hours
  5. Garnish your favorite gulab jamun with chopped pistachios or almonds before you serve.

Gulab jamun is a delicious and one of the most popular Indian sweet dishes. However, make sure you use a healthyoil like Hudson Canola Oil for cooking this dish to in order to best satisfy your taste buds without compromising on your health.

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